With the season premiere less than two weeks ahead, the press for the show is ramping up, and here’s a few links that you might have missed that have a few interesting tidbits.
- Video interview with Amanda Schull and Todd Stashwick from NBC Universal Summer Press Day #1
- Video interview with Amanda Schull and Todd Stashwick from NBC Universal Summer Press Day #2
- Video interview with Emily Hampshire and Aaron Stanford from NBC Universal Summer Press Day
- TVgoodness.com Season 2 preview
- Hollywood Reporter article on Season 2
- Collider.com: 16 Things to Know about Season 2
- The Geekiary on the early Season 2 Premiere Release
- IGN article and cast interviews
Last but not least, anyone planning to go to the 12 Monkeys preview screening and panel event at the Paley Center for Media on April 14 in New York, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.
With the April 18 season 2 premiere on Syfy Channel coming closer, it was recently announced that Syfy was going to make the first episode of the season available online two weeks prior to it airing on its actual network.
If you want to catch episode 2×01 already, you can do so right now on the Syfy website, via the Syfy Now app, on demand, or on Hulu (the latter of which now also has season 1 available for streaming). The rest of the season will air regularly on Syfy Channel — starting April 18, and then every Monday at 9/8c.
The official Syfy website is worth visiting for more in-depth material, such as new webisodes, cast interviews, ComicCon panel snippets, etc. (Sadly, most of this content will only be available to US residents.)
Due to financial reasons, we had to move the site to another server recently. Unfortunately, some of the content got lost in the process. Please bear with us while we are trying to restore the site to its full functionality.
The first footage from 12 Monkeys Season 2 was unveiled today at New York Comic-Con, and it’s absolutely brilliant!
During the show’s panel, cast and crew revealed minor spoilers about the upcoming season. Showrunner Terry Matalas confirmed that we’ll be visiting not only the 40s, but the 50s, 60s, 70s and possibly new future settings as well. Terry also informed the crowd that we’ll learn what the Red Forest is and that there’s a bigger threat than the plague. Remember the mysterious “Witness”? Well, we should have a better idea who he is by the end of Season 2.
Yes, Cassie will be time traveling alongside Cole this season and living in 2043 has changed her. Cole and Ramse are pals again too. Jennifer is “sane” according to Emily Hampshire. “I’m not kidding, and I’m not telling you how, but she’s sane” Emily teased fans. We will be getting more backstory for each character. Jones’ history at Spearhead will be further explored, as will the death of her daughter. “We will learn more about Deacon before the plague” Todd Stashwick shared.
Excited yet? Check out the new trailer below…
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Rewatch the first season at Syfy.com or via the Syfy Now app.
12 Monkeys Returns April 2016.
We have an update on the 12 Monkeys Appreciation Week, and which hashtag to use. Please see below from splinterboy:
12 MONKEYS APPRECIATION WEEK – 19th – 25th October 2015
it’s still like a month to go but here’s what’s happening.
- No pressure to take part, of course.
- No pressure to edit anything.
- You don’t have to post something for every day and you can, I guess, make more than one post a day if you want!
The hashtag will be #adozenprimates (all one word, even on tumblr!). You can post on tumblr, twitter, and/or instagram even; just be sure to use the hashtag.
Starting Oct 19th, there’s going to be a week of fandom madness for all the artists and writers out there. Post whatever inspires you for the theme on the day, can be anything from fanart, fanfic, fanvids, etc.
Stay tuned for the hashtag you’re supposed to use, we’ll update you when that’s decided.
If you’re a 12 Monkeys fan and are planning to go to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, you now have one more reason to rejoyce: The Syfy 2015 SDCC line-up includes a 12 Monkeys panel that has the show’s creators and most of the main cast in attendance, as you can see below:
12 Monkeys Panel: 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel
Join executive producers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and stars Aaron Stanford (James Cole), Amanda Schull (Dr. Cassandra Railly), Kirk Acevedo (Ramse), Barbara Sukowa (Jones), Emily Hampshire (Jennifer Goines) and Todd Stashwick (Deacon) of Syfy’s critically-acclaimed series as they dissect the mysteries of the first season and hint at the twists and turns coming in Season 2. Moderated by Natalie Abrams of Entertainment Weekly.
Co-creator/showrunner Terry Matalas announced a couple of new additions to the Season 2 writing team via Twitter!
— Terry Matalas (@TerryMatalas) April 4, 2015
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Obviously, all of us here at ProjectSplinter.com are thrilled Syfy picked up 12 Monkeys for another season. No new show deserved continuing its phenomenal story more. Syfy made the right choice!
That said, Justin’s reaction is priceless… so, take it away Naked Nerd!
Congrats to Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Kirk Acevedo, Noah Bean, Barbara Sukowa, Tom Noonan, Todd Stashwick, Demore Barnes, Romina D’Ugo and the entire cast/crew.
Read the full press release below…
SYFY UNCAGES MORE 12 MONKEYS
Critically Acclaimed Time Travelling Thriller From Universal Cable Productions to Return For Second Season
NEW YORK – March 12, 2015 – Syfy announced today that the widely praised adventure thriller 12 Monkeys has been greenlit for a second season, expected to air in 2016.
With Natalie Chaidez prepping her next Syfy series (UCP and Valhalla Productions’ Hunters), Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett (Nikita), co-executive producers and writers of the pilot, will be stepping up to serve as EP/Showrunners. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle (Suicide Squad, American Hustle, The International) and Charles Roven (Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, American Hustle) will continue to executive produce with Atlas’ Jake Kurily producing. Roven served as producer on the original film.
Currently in its first season, 12 Monkeys has reached 15 million viewers to date, and is experiencing record L3 lifts for the network (average L3 lift is 104%). The renewal also comes as the series continues to gain momentum, with its most recent episode (Friday, March 6) seeing an increase of 6% over the prior four weeks, with 1.5 million total viewers.
“We are absolutely committed to 12 Monkeys, and have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding critical and audience praise the series has earned,” said Dave Howe, Syfy President. “The talent both on and off-screen have delivered a series that has us all on the edge of our seats, providing exactly the smart, exciting storytelling Syfy is known for.”
Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, added, “12 Monkeys is a show that has exceeded expectations at every stage. It’s had a great first season creatively, and is building a dedicated audience. We can’t wait to see where – and when! – Terry and Travis will take us next.”
12 Monkeys stars Aaron Stanford (Nikita, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2), Amanda Schull (Suits, Center Stage) and Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Oz, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).
In this Friday’s episode* – the ninth in the 13-part first season – Cole (Aaron Stanford) finds himself in 2017 at the height of the plague. Out of options, Jones (Barbara Sukowa) faces an impossible choice to replace the Core. 12 Monkeys airs Fridays at 9PM ET/PT; the season one finale will air Friday, April 10.
12 Monkeys is produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Atlas Entertainment, who produced the original Golden Globe winning theatrical film.
A quick little Facebook poll revealed the 12 Monkeys Pilot is still the fan favorite episode. Here’s how the results stacked up (please feel free to cast your vote below)…
#1. Pilot (Splinter)
#2. The Night Room
#3. The Keys
#5. Mentally Divergent
#7. Cassandra Complex
#8. The Red Forest
Why did fans pick certain episodes? Read on!
Hank Otero – I love them all, but if I had to pick just one it would be… The Night Room. For me, this was the first episode that paid off big time. We had been hearing about this mysterious lab since episode 2 and seeing it was fantastic. The Jennifer flashback was brilliant and I loved her line “complete with evening stars.” I’m a huge fan on Emily’s, so whenever she pops up it’s a thrill for me. The revelation of the “Origin” and hint that it might be Cole blew my mind. Then watching everything go toasty when the Big Burn hit; wowza. Yeah, The Night Room’s not only one of my faves, but I loved the way it set up The Red Forest.
Elizabeth Gesin – I always like the beginning of a story and with a pilot, the acting and plot/action has to be good enough to get the audience hooked and invested. 12 Monkeys was able to do that.
Cassandra Ingram – I think so far my favorite episode was 1×08 Yesterday. Both Ramse and Whitley are my favorite characters, and I really liked to see how they interacted with each other. I love seeing the bits of 2043 and that we got to see a little bit what it’s like for others outside of the temporal facility. And obviously I loved the hints of backstory, with meeting Whitleys dad and meeting Elena (who finally gives Ramse a first name!). Plus it just makes me super pumped for the next episode on trying to take supplies from Colonel Foster is going to go. All the episodes have been great but “Yesterday” was just absolutely stellar.
David Healey – [The Night Room] It’s where all my wacky theories originated.
John Joseph Gabriel Munoz – Hell Yea I agree to all especially Hank Otero the night room was my personal fav next to red forest they just were epic!
Chris Stephens – I am going to have to go with Mentally Divergent. Mostly because this was a tricky part for the series to pull off the Goines factor. I really was skeptical going into the episode… Brad Pitt pulled of a perfect crazy ass and I expected to be let down. The twist of making it a female, keeping the name “schema” really pleased me. Then the real treat of the episode. Emily Hampshire f**king nailed it! I mean blew my mind, awesome performance!
JC Watcher – I’m going to like the one about 1987. For now… Night Room.
Kylo Ren – I really really liked this previous episode [The Keys]. I feel like the producers are allowing to explore into other forms of scientific treatment in the universe.
Natalia Quique – Done. Like Cole said “It’s The Keys!” LOL
Justin Gregory – I went with Mentally Divergent. This one was such a great nod to the film and the introduction of Emily Hampshire’s character of Jennifer Goines was phenomenal. I was extremely skeptical of someone taking on the role that Brad Pitt killed in the film and I was floored by how much I loved the Jennifer Goines character almost instantly. Plus this was the episode where we starred to go down the rabbit hold of conspiracies and theories with how the Pallid Man knew Cole yet Cole had no clue who he was. Timey wimey & crazy Jennifer Goines. Can’t get much better than that!
Kelli O’Neil – My favorite episode was ‘Yesterday’. I loved the introduction of the Spearhead group and finding Ramse’s son and sweetie. I’m super curious to see if he will want to continue with Project Splinter, now that if Cole were to succeed it would (in theory) erase Sam.
Now it’s your turn… vote for your favorite episode, then tell us why it’s your fave in the comments below.